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Understanding and Dealing With Misers

If it's the holiday season and I say "miser," what name comes to mind? (No, not your cheapskate Uncle Joe, we'll get to him later.)I'll bet it's Scrooge. SEE ALSO: Mom's Shocking Diary Secret Triggers Estate...

The Best and Worst Things to Buy at Aldi

Aldi is rapidly expanding in the U.S. Already, the no-frills German supermarket chain has nearly 1,800 stores in 35 states offering super-low prices on brand-name knockoffs. Indeed, 90% of Aldi's products are...

How to Get Cash for Unwanted Gift Cards

Gift card transactions in the U.S. totaled an estimated $160 billion in 2018, according to projections from technology company CEB. Of that amount, there's approximately $1 billion worth of sold-but-unredeemed...

27 Best Amazon Prime Benefits of 2019

If the frugal you is busy comparing household budgets from 2018 to 2019, one prime thing may jump out at you. Yes, you're paying $20 more a year for your Amazon Prime subscription than you did at the start of...

15 Secrets to Shopping at Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's is well-known to its fans for low prices on unique food items, ranging from cookie butter to turkey corn dogs. The chain is also known for its quirky culture. Employees, easy to spot in their...

Frugal Habits of the British Royal Family

With an estimated net worth of $88 billion, the British royal family is one of the wealthiest monarchies in Europe. However, just because money is no object for them doesn't mean they're frivolous spenders....

Great Ideas for $1,000: Home, Travel, Gifts &...

Maybe you received a bonus at work, got lucky on a scratch-off lottery ticket or--unlike many disappointed taxpayers this season--you scored a sizable tax refund. If you have a grand to spare, we have...

America Lurches Toward a Cashless Future

Joseph Bailey, an associate research professor at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, discusses the pros and cons of a cashless society.SEE ALSO: The Worst Things to Keep in Your...

Managing a Financial Hardship: Real Life Stories

An unexpected blow to your finances can be detrimental if you aren't prepared. For these three people, scaling back on daily spending, sacrificing certain needs and tapping into an emergency fund made all the...

How to Prepare for a Financial Emergency

The 35-day partial government shutdown that kicked off 2019 created a moment of truth for the 800,000 employees and contractors who had to figure out how to cover their bills until their paychecks kicked in again...

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Basics of Money

Hillbilly Elegy

Author: J.D. Vance Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers, 288 pages Subtitled "A Memoir of a Family...

The Big Short

Author: Michael Lewis Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc., 320 pages Dive into the financial...

Nickel and Dimed

Author: Barbara Ehrenreich Publisher: Picador, 256 pages This is the account of a journalist who...

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